So I’ve been having a really good month so far! I’ve read five books so far!
First, I finished re-reading and annotating Truthwitch in preparation for the #witchlandsreadathon (more info on that here) beginning in October. I loved the book just as much this time as I have previous reads of it.
Next, I read an ARC of Toil and Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft, which comes out on August 28th. I enjoyed it a great deal, and am looking forward to writing the review for it (expect that early next week!)
I’ve read the first of my Rick Riordan books for the month; this time it was The Red Pyramid. The Kane Chronicles introduces an entirely new cast of characters, and explores Egyptian mythology rather than Greek/Roman. I enjoyed it, though I think I would have liked it better if I had read the series after the Percy Jackson series but before the Heroes of Olympus. So far, The House of Hades remains my favorite Rick Riordan novel to date.
I read both Vicious and This Savage Song by VE Schwab, both stellar five-star reads. Here’s my exciting news for the month: I’m actually going to Victoria Schwab’s release party for City of Ghosts in Nashville on August 28th! I’m going to be MEETING HER. And getting alllllllll of my Schwab books signed. So, obviously, in the meantime I have to read everything I can by her.
I’m really excited about going to Nashville. I have never been, and its going to be a reaaaaaaally LONG 9-hour car trip, but I’m going with my mom and we’re gonna have a blast. We’re driving down on the 27th, and planning on going line-dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon that night. When I was a kid, we used to watch the dancing lessons the Wildhorse Saloon Show did on CMT, so that’s going to be awesome. The morning of the 28th, we’re going to hit up downtown Nashville, see the Johnny Cash museum and the Country Music Walk of Fame, and then have a picnic lunch at Bicentennial park and see the Parthenon (I’ve got a few pictures in mind that I wanna take while we’re there!). Then it’s the VE Schwab signing, and back to our campground. The next morning we’ll see the Grand Ole Opry museum and maybe see about stopping in at the American Picker’s store, and then driving back home.
I’ve got a lot of books left to read this month, but I’m feeling really good and can’t wait for what’s to come. I hope y’all are having just as much fun this month!
Until next time.